Tuesday, February 3, 2009

50 Mile Ride returns on March 21

Dear fellow Rough Riders:

I am pleased to pass along this info from Doug Grant, creator and organizer of the 50 Mile Ride, a dirt road event in Orange County which benefits Project Rwanda. We participated in the original edition in December of 2006 and loved every minute of it. You can read about that experience here on this blog at this link. This is a wonderful ride for a fantastic cause and we hope you'll support it!

3rd Annual 50 Mile Ride for Project Rwanda
: The (New) New Date: Saturday March 21, 2009

Due to an event conflict at ONeill Park, we need to reschedule our April 4 ride date. We humbly apologize!
Our Rwanda Ride will now be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Stop what you’re doing and check your calendars. No really, do it right now! We hope you’re free that day – because we have some world-class MTB fun planned for you and your friends. Check out our newly updated web site.

New This Year: Our planning team has added a new 5 Mile “Fun Ride” to the day’s events. This short ride is perfect for friends, family members, and kids who want to join the fun and help a great cause – but who don’t want to suffer in the saddle for 25 or 50 miles. This “Fun Ride” starts at 10:00am, and travels along the Aliso Creek Bike Trail from Cooks down to Saddleback Church and back. We plan to have some fun games for riders along the way. Check out the “Event Details” page on our web site for more info.

The Full Fifty: We made a couple of minor modifications to our route this year, and now our 50 Mile Ride really is 50 miles (50.5 miles in fact). I know some of you were feeling a little short-changed last year, when it was only 46.5 miles. Our 25 mile route remains virtually unchanged from last year. We have a link to our route posted on Geoladders. Grab the link on our “Event Details” page.

Come for the Ride, Stay for the Food/Fun/Raffle: We’ve already got some great raffle prizes lined up. Plan to stick around at Cooks Corner after your ride. You won’t want to miss the fun, the live band, the great food and drink, and a chance at some top-notch raffle prizes.

We hope to see you and your friends at our Rwanda Ride again this year. On behalf of our 50 Mile Ride planning team, we appreciate your flexibility and understanding about our event date change. Now that you’ve got this new March 21 date on your calendar, why not go to www.50mileride.com and get registered TODAY?

See you soon! - Doug Grant

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